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Balkenna Tea Room

Girvan Road, Turnberry, Scotland
+44 1655 331692
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mince pie” (2 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
Girvan Road, Turnberry, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was near to closing time we were made very welcome here. Great service, wonderful views over to Ailsa Craig. Lovely big tasty scones with sufficient butter and jam to cover, Best cooked all day breakfast. Good coffee. Outside seating area. The only...More

Thank rosamar45
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

thank you for your review, We are trying to make gluten free foods more available in the future. The coffee machine is quite new! but yes it can be noisy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read some very good reviews about this place so we gave it a try it advertises All Day Breakfast which always sets alarm bells ringing for me as I have worked in the hotel trade for many years and know how breakfasts are pre prepared...More

Thank KazaBar
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

Dear KazaBar, I have own the Balkenna Tearoom for 18 years this year!and in that time I can honestly say that we have never pre-cooked any item on a all day breakfast,every single item is cooked when ordered and not before. As you mentioned in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just south of Trump Turnberry on coast directly across from Ailsa Craig. Fantastic homemade deserts. Good soup and meat pies. Tea. No liquor license. Friendly service.

1  Thank bwimpyow
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

Thank very much for your kind review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Live fairly local but had never been. Used TripAdvisor to find somewhere in the vicinity of Turnberry (apart from the obvious large hotel, which is a bit too fancy for me) to eat. Had large all-day breakfast, which was freshly prepared, followed by home-made apple...More

2  Thank Testing123456789
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review,look forward to seeing you both soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We normally stop at another cafe in the area but we found it was closed one day so we tried Balkenna. Wish we had tried it earlier. It may not have the same shopping facilities but for value, quality of food, service and friendly staff...More

2  Thank Jim F
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jim. hope to see you again!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Our family was heading back to Ireland from Scotland, on our way to the ferry we popped into Balkenna to fill our bellies. We had incredible food and service. The views were amazing. The dessert selection was ample, though we didn't indulge. Use of locally...More

2  Thank Amanda C
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Food is good, staff are lovely, great views of Ailsa Craig. The tea room is not ideal for anyone with mobility problems and can smell a bit of deep fat frying.

2  Thank A T
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

dear A.T Thank you for your review

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Starting to get hungry when we decided to take a chance on this tea room we passed. Great food and free wifi. Ate way much more than we thought we would. Great chips too. Friendly and attentive staff especially as they were very busy with...More

2  Thank Deborah R
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

Thank you Deborah for your kind review,

Reviewed 14 March 2017

A roadside Restaurant right on the A77 near Turnberry serving all day breakfst, main meals and snacks. Warm, comfortable with magnificent views overthe Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig. Pleasant welcoming staff and an award winning establishement

2  Thank DWRScot
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments Kathleen

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

On our way to Stranraer, stopped at the Balkenna Tea room, great location with views of Alisa Craig. Serving staff was friendly but had to go to the counter to request that the table be cleaned. Decided to play safe and get a cheese and...More

2  Thank allan a
Kathleen S, Owner at Balkenna Tea Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, The staff we have are always, efficient and friendly, and work very hard to maintain a high standard of hygiene, in our kitchen,tearoom and toilets, I can only apologise to you, for the table witch you sat was not prepared...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Girvan Road, Turnberry, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Turnberry
  • Phone Number: +44 1655 331692